Moussaka (serves 6) – Ensure Plus Fibre Vanilla

For the base:

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 large aubergines, cut length ways into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Lean minced lamb or beef (900g)
  • ½ glass of red wine
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • Two cinnamon sticks or ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

For the topping:

  • 2 packs of Ensure® Plus Fibre vanilla (400ml)
  • Butter (75g)
  • Plain flour (75g)
  • Whole milk (200ml)
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (50g)
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Method:

For the base:

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6
  • In a very hot frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and quickly fry a layer of aubergine slices until tender and lightly coloured on both sides
  • Lift out the aubergine with tongs and place in the base of a deep square oven proof dish (approx 25cm x 25cm)
  • Season the aubergine lightly with salt and pepper
  • Repeat with the rest of the aubergine, seasoning each layer when cooked
  • In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Add the onion and garlic and fry until golden
  • And the minced meat and cook over a high heat for 3-4 minutes until the meat has browned
  • Add the wine, tomatoes, cinnamon and bay leaves and simmer gently for 30-40 minutes
  • Remove the cinnamon sticks from the sauce and season with salt and pepper
  • Spread the meat sauce over the aubergine
  • Pour the cheese topping over the meat sauce and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and bubbling

For the topping:

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on a medium heat
  • Add the flour and continue to heat, stirring constantly, for 1 minute
  • Gradually beat in the milk and Ensure® Plus Fibre, stirring until thick (do not boil)
  • Add the cheese and season with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Cool slightly before adding the beaten egg
  • Pour the topping mixture over the base and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown
  • Serve with a salad garnish

Approximate nutrient content per serving (493g):

Energy: 635kcal
Protein: 45.1g
Carbohydrate: 30.8g
Fat: 36.4g
Fibre: 7.4g

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